Department of Housing and Urban Development February 2020 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Administrative Guidelines: Subsidy Layering Review for Project-Based Vouchers
Document Number: 2020-04147
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-28
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice provides updated Administrative Guidelines (Guidelines) and requirements for Project-Based Voucher (PBV) Subsidy Layering Reviews (SLRs), to include new PBV Housing Assistance Payments (HAP) contract terms provisions, as amended by the Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2016 (HOTMA), and SLR requirements for Mixed-Finance projects that may or may not include PBV assistance. This notice also provides transparency on HUD's expectations regarding cash flow, debt coverage ratios, net operating income, and operating expense trending requirements.
Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act: Initial Guidance on Property Inspections and Environmental Reviews
Document Number: 2020-04004
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-27
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Section 209 of the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act (the ``Economic Growth Act'') added section 38 to the United States Housing Act of 1937 and makes several amendments pertaining to small public housing agencies (PHAs). This notice explains how HUD designates small PHAs and implements section 209 provisions that reduce regulatory burden on small PHAs by reducing the number of inspections required for units with section 8(o) voucher assistance, and providing an exemption from environmental review requirements for development and modernization projects that have a total cost of not more than $100,000. This notice also identifies the small PHAs that are eligible for this section 209 regulatory relief.
Notice of HUD Vacant Loan Sales (HVLS 2020-1)
Document Number: 2020-03743
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-25
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice announces HUD's intention to competitively offer multiple residential reverse mortgage pools consisting of approximately 700 reverse mortgage notes secured by properties with a loan balance of approximately $150 million. The sale will consist of due and payable Secretary-held reverse mortgage loans. The mortgage loans consist of first liens secured by single family, vacant residential properties, where all borrowers are deceased, and no borrower is survived by a non- borrowing spouse. This notice also generally describes the bidding process for the sale and certain persons who are ineligible to bid. This is the sixth sale offering of its type and the sale will be held on March 18, 2020.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Compliance Inspection Report and Mortgagee's Assurance of Completion
Document Number: 2020-03742
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-25
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, HUD is requesting comments from all interested parties on the proposed collection of information. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Budget-Based Rent Adjustment Requests and Appeals
Document Number: 2020-03741
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-25
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, HUD is requesting comment from all interested parties on the proposed collection of information. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Strategies for Removing the Regulatory Impediments to the Financing and Siting of Factory-Built Housing in American Communities
Document Number: 2020-03063
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-14
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, HUD is requesting comment from all interested parties on the proposed collection of information. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Evaluation of the Supportive Services Demonstration
Document Number: 2020-03059
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-14
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, HUD is requesting comment from all interested parties on the proposed collection of information. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment.
Equal Participation of Faith-Based Organizations in HUD Programs and Activities: Implementation of Executive Order 13831
Document Number: 2020-02495
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-02-13
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This proposed rule would amend U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) regulations to implement Executive Order 13831 (Establishment of a White House Faith and Opportunity Initiative). Among other changes, this rule proposes to provide clarity regarding the rights and obligations of faith-based organizations participating in HUD's programs. This proposed rulemaking aligns with HUD's goal of implementing its programs and activities consistent with the First Amendment to the Constitution and the requirements of Federal law, including the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Management Certification & Entity Profile
Document Number: 2020-02824
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-12
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, HUD is requesting comment from all interested parties on the proposed collection of information. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment.
Mortgage and Loan Insurance Programs Under the National Housing Act-Debenture Interest Rates
Document Number: 2020-02295
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-06
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This Notice announces changes in the interest rates to be paid on debentures issued with respect to a loan or mortgage insured by the Federal Housing Administration under the provisions of the National Housing Act (the Act). The interest rate for debentures issued under Section 221(g)(4) of the Act during the 6-month period beginning January 1, 2020, is 2\1/4\ percent. The interest rate for debentures issued under any other provision of the Act is the rate in effect on the date that the commitment to insure the loan or mortgage was issued, or the date that the loan or mortgage was endorsed (or initially endorsed if there are two or more endorsements) for insurance, whichever rate is higher. The interest rate for debentures issued under these other provisions with respect to a loan or mortgage committed or endorsed during the 6-month period beginning January 1, 2020, is 1\3/4\ percent.